Venezuela president Maduro seeks emergency powers after US sanctions

The Venezuelan President has announced he will seek special powers from the National Assembly in the wake of US sanctions. But the opposition warns the move could allow Nicolas Maduro to call off upcoming elections.

The expected move comes a day after the United States imposed sanctions against seven government officials in Venezuela for allegedly violating the human rights of individuals who took part in anti-government protests last year.

“President Barack Obama, in the name of the US imperialist elite, has decided to personally take on the task of defeating my government, intervening in Venezuela, and controlling it from the US,” Nicolas Maduro said late on Monday night.
 
 
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